The stopper insists that they are far from a top-four finish but they could still qualify for the Europa League competition next season.
believes that a Champions League qualification
“will be very, very difficult”
, but now that the
has been lifted off from their side, they would still be
“getting a taste of the Europa League”
Despite their FA Cup win last campaign, Mikel Arteta’s side has been having a rough 2020-21 season, and Leno doubts that they will get a spot on the next year’s top European competition.
"We are completely lacking the consistency,"
ahead of their Europa clash withOlympiacos
"In autumn we had big problems, a bad atmosphere… and we turned the corner.”
"Now we’re at least getting a taste of the Europa League again. [To qualify for the] Champions League will be very, very difficult."
The Gunners currently sit 10th in thePremier League
table with 30 points behind the table leaders,Manchester City
, and 10 points adrift form the fourth placedChelsea
Arsenal’s recent win, which came against Jose Mourinho’s men, has been called one of their best performances in a while afterMartin Odegaard
’s net on two occasions to cancel outErik Lamela
Leno, who saw his teammates fight for their 2-1 win from the very first minutes of the game as they outperformed the Spurs, hopes this victory will be followed by far greater things.
"Hopefully, it will increase the level of confidence of the team and the belief that we can play really well against any opponent, we can beat big teams as well and just maintain everybody together with a big belief,"
"We know we have to put four or five wins together in a row to give ourselves any chance of looking up in the table, but we are ready for a fight."
’s big money move toAston Villa
, Arteta’s decision to keep faith in Leno despite his constant fitness struggles has been questioned, but theGermany
international still managed to hold on to his position as Arsenal’s No.1 with 11 clean sheets and 36 appearances this season.
’s loanee,Mat Ryan
, has also been considered to be the Gunners back-up goalkeeper after joining Arteta’s squad back in January.